"Beedie’s 105 Keefer condo tower threatens the existence of Chinatown’s most vulnerable residents," transcribed from public hearing speech.
Summer 2016 | Issue No. 42: Reading to Transgress
"Dissent in the Age of Netflix"
Wax Poetry & Art Magazine
Weekly Poem #11: In Memory of P.T.
Growing out of a creative writing program I initiated and led through an inner-city non-profit, C.H.U.M.P.S. (the self-dubbed Calgary Homeless Unintelligible Mumbling Poets Society) was a weekly workshop for street writers that I coordinated, planned and ran in downtown Calgary. Gatherings incorporated readings, responses and analyses of literature, creative writing exercises, workshopping and critique, and carved out a safe space for expression, solidarity and friendship. C.H.U.M.P.S. culminated with a public reading and launch of a self-published anthology I compiled and edited that gave back to the poets. Copies still available upon request.
Poems featured in anthology: for k, country siren in jazz dress, hong kong: a haibun
readings + performances
"When the Spirit Comes"
Imago Mundi Poetry Reading: Loren Wilkinson
Regent Summer Lecture Series, Vancouver.
"Teach Me How to Remember"
For Ricepaper Magazine:
PRISM Spring Launch, Vancouver.
"When We Talk About Belonging"
Inhabit Conference, Seattle.
HerArts SkirtsAfire Festival, Edmonton.
Collaboration with Benjamin Hertwig, Maxine Courtereille-Paul and Ainsley Hillyard.
Chapbook launch, Edmonton.
Legacy Youth Conference, Calgary.